Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes
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Arrival was smooth and journey good considering how travel can be. Beautiful bay, secluded and sheltered. Loads of yachts moored up all over the bay, I guess as it is so very sheltered from all winds. Our flotilla has 9 yachts in total and some 30 souls travelling. We know where we are going and we sort of know where the wind will be. A bit of beating for a couple of days, then ...
Very beautiful old city and ruins. 300 days of sunshine a year. Visited the Knights of St John castle. We have now visited the 7 wonders of the Ancient Greek and Roman world without really trying! Very warm day again but moderately cooler at 31 than they had 3 days ago - 47c. Sailed to Symi this afternoon, a very beautiful town with colourful houses perched on the side of the harbour. Had to have a banana ...
... on scarfs to cover what was deemed by the church's matron to be immodest, my shorts and Lynn's skirt. After the impressive church we decided we'd seen enough of the mob scene (which we'd been warned about; no major casualties, though) and decided to move on to the next historic town on the coast. That required a rather long slog up a very steep road to where our car was parked. We looked at is another chance for some good exercise which we'd been getting a lot of on this ...
... and lands a big mouthful on me, extinguishing my health. I die a painless death. "F**K" I say as I watch my lifeless shark sink down through the water on my tablet. Dad, Mum, Moya and I were on a plane flying across the Aegean Sea “Seamus put the game away we’re landing soon ok” mum said. I nodded a yes back to mum. Plane flights can be a real pain in the rear end sometimes but not when you have a tablet full to the brim with video ...
... here is very impressive and makes the fortress visit a much more enjoyable historical and cultural experience. Departing down the Grand Staircase (a concept common in so many historic residences of great rulers), we departed the palace and had concluded our time in the old town.
Next, we were off to the airport to pick up our Avis rental car. I mention the company name only because it was a lousy experience from the beginning to (nearly) the end. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes Ixia
Fantastic Hotel for a lovely Holiday
We just wanted anyone who is thinking of going to Rhodes, Greece to know that this is the place to stay weve been for several years in a row now and it's amazing! Every member staff being helpful and cheerful, there are three outside pools the roof top one is mainly for familys with children while the other ground level are mainly for adults who just wish to laze beside the pool - most of the time we had the pool to ourselves! The only downside to this holiday is that there can be a very cooling breeze which does not help the tan!! You must visit the Coconut Restaurant just up the road from the hotel as they are just so friendly and the food is GREAT!!! If you book with First Choice go on their trips there all fantastic and Sharon their rep is just brilliant!
We had a fantastic time here! The food was wonderful! 5 courses for breakfast and evening meal, excellent value for money you really couldn't beat it! The evening meal was served in a combination of buffet and waiter service, you felt as though you had dined in style worth getting a little dressed up for! At breakfast you felt as though you were dinning on a cruise ship with great views out to sea. The staff were welcoming and good with children. A gentle relaxed feel to this 5 star hotel you didn't feel as though you were standing on ceremony. The only down side was the beach, although they have their own (private beach) which they maintain very well, it was small and not very appealing. However, the pools made up for it and our 5 year old had the time of her life! We wouldn't hesitate to go again.
Spoil your self
Go if its the only holiday you have. I thought this was a wonderful place. All the staff were lovely. Food was great. Room was clean and tidy but not a good veiw but a who goes on holiday to sit in their room? swimming pools lovely and clean. Yes the drinks were over priced but we only went up to the 11th floor to round off the evening. If you want a lively bar try the sports bar.
The staff at this hotel is really friendly and competent, there are 2 pools, one at the top on the 11 floor, another downstairs, plus a small private beach and a spa. Great for relaxing! Buffet just marvellous and dinner on the 10 floor with a view of the bay just a dream. Very good food. Extra drinks and food are ridiculously expensive but you can do without them. Great for this kind of rather impersonal, big hotel if you don't have the time to look up a cosy place with a real Greek flavour to it. The staff almost make up for the atmosphere you're missing. Get a car and get around the island, nothing in Ixia. Careful with the organised excursions (depends on your travel agent, not on the hotel). 1-day Trip to Marmaris in Turkey, waste of time (uninteresting tourist town, at least you set your foot in Turkey but...). Discover the surroundings yourself.
As this was my first trip to Rhodes i wanted to make sure that the accomodation was up to scratch even if the resort might not be, so i actually chose this hotel through Thompsons' deluxe range of hotels.
The Rodian Amathus is an absoulutely brilliant hotel. The staff are extremely polite and helpful, we made so many friends. The weather was beautiful; boiling hot in the day and cool at night with lovely breezes.
The two pools excel 5* - lovely!
The food is gorgeous, especially on Sundays with the greek buffets. At night the food was delicious. We ate out a few nights but the nicest food we had was definitely at the hotel. We will definitely be returning next year - no doubt about it!
We had a lovely break in rhodes. the hotel lived up to expectations. There was also a nice mix of nationalities (e.g. not all british package holiday makers) including greeks, which always is a good indicator. We liked the private beach area and pools and the food and service in the restaurant were quite good.
Everything we wanted
Stayed for 1 week at Rodian for our honeymoon and it was great. The facilites clean and maintained, great and friendly service, big and interesting pool areas (2 pools), plenty of space to lounge around them. Private Beach just 1 minute through an underpass, which was mostly quiet. Weather was great, but the big big plus is the food and restaurant! It was all-inclusive and excellent in quality AND quantity!!
would definitely recommend it.
We have just returned from our our 9th visit to Rhodes over the last 27 years and our first to this hotel.